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nbc 10 news starts now. damp and dreary conditions out there this morning. it is pretty much a repeat of yesterday. and here is a live look outside now at center city philadelphia. hard to see with all that fog out there. president pretty dismal day at the shore as well. live look at the camera atop the marquis delafayette hotel in cape may, new jersey. glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with our afternoon morning forecast, late morning, early afternoon, glenn? >> yeah vai. it is another dreary looking day. it is not quite as damp or quite as windy as yesterday. we still do have enough wind to make it feel a little bit colder. but we also have a first alert
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for tomorrow because we're going to be seeing thunderstorms developing later on during the day. strong gusty winds, potentially damaging winds and a couple of spots and also possible hail. so tomorrow will be drastically different. we have some showers generally back to the west. otherwise nothing more than a little drizzle across the area. we don't expect very much. more than drizzle during the day today. tonight we'll see perhaps more in the way of showers and then additional drizzle, you can see some of this rain moving in as we head toward the late evening hours. we'll he is how cold it is. look at that. 39 in pottstown. trenton, mount holly, only 40 in philadelphia. and the temperature really isn't going to be going up very much during the day. we expect the cloudy skies to stay in there, a little bit on the damp side and getting up to the mid-40s. much warmer tomorrow and, again,
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more on those storms. the specific timing coming up with the rest of the seven-day in a few minutes. new this morning, philadelphia officials, business leaders, labor groups and community members are calling for more funding for our area's transportation systems. nbc 10's katy zachry is live at city hall where those groups held a rally this morning. tell us more about this gathering. >> reporter: behind me part of dilworth plaza filled with hundreds of workers from the transportation industry. this issue is big enough. it brought together a former governor u.s. representatives and a slew of leaders of several state agencies. former pennsylvania governor ed rendell opened this morning's rally for better transportation funding. the current federal bill expires at the end of next month. without it philadelphia and cities across the country will face uncertainty when it comes to infrastructure projects repairs and improvements. that's according to the chair of the house transportation and infrastructure committee who was also here at the rally.
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they're calling for a long-term transportation funding bill that they say will keep people safe and money in their pockets. >> it is scary if you're you know, taking bridges to work if you're -- if you have an expensive car that hits potholes, it is important as well. so all of those things with road repairs, and bridges and all of those things are really important to people to get around in the area. >> reporter: another big topic is addressed today, jobs. just how many jobs will this transportation funding bill create? i'm looking at those numbers and we'll have more on that coming up at 11:30. report in dilworth plaza, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. a firefighter is recovering after falling from a ladder after responding to a fire this morning. nbc 10 was on the scene at this comcast cable facility along shoemaker road in pottstown. officials tell us crews arrived to find smoke inside the building. that firefighter who fell was inspecting the roof of the
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building. a neighbor also suffered smoke inhalation. investigators are working to determine what caused the fire. investigators are looking for the cause of a house fire in delaware county. it started around 2:45 this morning at 10th and engel street in chester township. everyone made it out safely. the firefighter has minor burns to the hands and a neighbor is being treated for smoke inhalation. and happening today, a judge will hold a detention hearing for the philadelphia woman accused of trying to join the terror group isis. keonna thomas is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon. she was arrested last week on charges she tried to aid terrorists. authorities say thomas was trying to travel to syria to join isis fighters. right now she's being held without bail. if convicted, thomas could face up to 15 years in prison. and breaking news in to nbc 10. a 34-year-old wisconsin man is charged with attempting to join isis. authorities say joshua van haston traveled to the middle east to join the terror group.
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they say he left the united states in august and traveled to istanbul istanbul turkey. he was arrested last night after authorities say he posted on facebook that he was unable to cross the border from turkey into syria. he's in court now and faces 15 years in prison if he's convicted. of course, stay with nbc 10 as we continue to follow this breaking news. and this morning in chester county some say -- some victims could have ties to a deejay accused of sexually assaulting a woman. this was the breaking news we brought you yesterday on nbc 10 news at 11:00 a.m. investigators say daniel milowicki was a frequent deejay at weddings and children's parties. he an aspiring model claims she was lured to his coatesville house instead of a photo shoot and says she was forced to have sex on camera. police searched his home and found hundreds of child porn
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images and upskirt videos. utility services at the former revel casino in atlantic city are set to be cut off around noon today. that's in less than an hour. acr energy partners says the new owner glenn straub is ware of the disconnect. attorneys for acr blame failed negotiations between the two parties. acr says it simply can't provide power for free. straub may be interested in the atlantic city racecourse as well. press of atlantic city reports the racetrack is for sale. according to a samhamilton township official. the owner closed the track in january due to what he calls a decline in the horse racing industry. a vote to help stockton university open a campus at the former showboat casino is off the table. the proposal would have designated a showboat as a redevelopment zone so it could not be used as a casino. it is still not clear why city council members scrapped the vote last night. the democratic candidates
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for philadelphia mayor are already up for another debate tonight. the six hopefuls will tackle questions at the community college of philadelphia in spring garden. it will be the third forum this week for the candidates. the primary election is slated for may 19th. and this morning, more than half of registered voters in new jersey disapprove of the job that governor chris christie is doing. 41% approve of his job performance. that puts christie's job approval at a new low. christie is also at new lows when it comes to how people view his handling of rebuilding -- of rebuilding following superstorm sandy. his overall favorability has improved since february. this poll comes as the republican governor is preparing for a likely presidential run. and happening later today, parishioners are stepping up their fight to save a fishtown church that the archdiocese of philadelphia says is in danger of collapsing.
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they have collected more than 2,000 signatures to save saint laurentius church and will hold a meeting nearby at a rec center. they raised around half a million dollars to repair the building. the archdiocese wants to tear it down. delaware's emergency management agency will hand out tablets to residents living within ten miles of the salem hope creek nuclear generating station. people who live or work in the ten mile radius of the plant can pick up tablets between noon and 7:00 p.m. at the townsend fire station in townsend new castle county. potassium iodide can help protect the thyroid gland from ingested or inhaled radioactive iodide that maybe released in a radiation emergency. new developments expected in the case of an unarmed black man whose death was caught on camera. more severe weather in the midwest. and that system that led to so much damage is headed our way.
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much warmer temperatures along the way and so is the threat for storms. i'll break down the timing of it all just ahead.
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and happening now, members of the south carolina legislative black caucus are speaking now. a live picture you're looking at. and they're discussing the shooting death of 50-year-old walter scott by former police officer michael slager. just announced they'll hold a service in scott's memory on
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saturday. and this morning we're learning much more about michael slager. we found out that the officer accused -- was accused of using excessive force against another unarmed man, but the charges were later called unfounded. also, a protest rally in north charleston last night called for justice and better communication between police and the community. officer michael slager charged with killing walter scott last saturday is being held without bail. law enforcement in south carolina expect to release dash cam video that could shed light on what happened before the deadly shooting. here at home neighbors in south jersey who knew michael slager tell us he's not what they remember. the former police officer used to live in burlington county. people in mount laurel said they're trying to grasp that it is slager on the cell phone video shooting walter scott in the back as he ran away. >> i remember michael as a very nice boy, very nice.
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went to school here. knew my children. >> her husband larry told nbc 10's denise nakano he can't understand how someone from his neighborhood could do something like this. jurors who convicted the boston marathon bomber will be back next week to decide if dzhokhar tsarnaev's punishment is life in prison or death. the jury in boston found tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts yesterday. panel deliberated just over 11 hours before reaching those verdicts. some family members of the victims and survivors of the blast reacted to the decisions. >> obviously grateful for the outcome today. it is not a happy occasion but it is something that we can put, you know one more step behind us. >> during the penalty phase, tsarnaev's defense team will argue he was pulled into the bombing plot by his older brother. and jeff bowman lost both legs when the bombs exploded at the marathon finish line in 2013. you may remember him from this photo. bowman's parents grew up in
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south jersey. he still has relatives in atlantic county. bowman was in boston to watch his girlfriend run in the marathon. secret service has placed a senior supervisor on leave and suspended his security clearance. this comes after a female co-worker accused him of making unwanted sexual advances last month. the department of homeland security is investigating. the supervisor will remain on leave pending the outcome of that investigation. in iran's supreme leader says there is no guarantee a nuclear deal with world powers and the iranian president says he will not sign an agreement unless all economic sanctions are immediately lifted. tehran and six world powers agreed on a framework deal last week, meant to curb iran's nuclear technology while giving the tune country access to oil markets and financial assets blocked by internakstional sanctions. part of a storm system we'll see tomorrow caused severe weather in other states.
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an elderly woman died when fast moving water swept her away last night. authorities say the woman and her husband were clearing storm debris from their yard when she fell into the water. she was swept into a storm drain and carried through several underwater drainage pipes. her body was found about a mile away. storms also left damage in missouri. baseball sized hail cracked the windshield of this car and strong winds ripped the roofs off of homes, downed trees and power lines, blocked roads. more storms are expected in that area through tomorrow morning. quite a scare for a kansas television crew while driving through a patch of severe weather last night. you see what appears to be a funnel cloud forming there. the national weather service issued a tornado warning at the time. the storm moved through the area without causing any damages or injuries. meteorologists say a combination of severe weather in kansas caused this rainbow to form. in this one location alone, you see a hailstorm and large
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tornado. what you can't see is the rain. witnesses reported seeing falling sideways. no injuries are being reported. now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> been a very quiet start to severe weather season. yesterday was the most active day of the year so far. we have a damp day again right here. remember yesterday? today is a lot like it. the temperature is pretty similar too. cold again. way colder than average. and first alert for friday for thunderstorms from that same system that caused that damage that you just saw. severe thunderstorms tomorrow. damaging wind in some places possible. hail and heavy rain. and as far as specific dangers, not too much of a risk of heavy rain, things are going to be moving by pretty quickly. a fairly high threat of at least some lightning and also some high wind possibly dangerous
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damaging winds. hail threat little bit lower and very very little threat of tornadoes tomorrow. and this would be late tomorrow. right now, we have cloudy skies, 40 degrees. the wind continues to be out of the east and as long as it is out of the east we're not going to be getting any severe weather. not going to be getting any warm weather. it is going to shift and so we look back to our west to see how warm it is. 75 in nashville. 79 in atlanta. 67 in cincinnati. so there are some warm air, not very far away and it is going to be coming here. we don't see any kind of significant rain around now, just a few drizzle drops and there is one little band of showers, but there is more back to the west. this is the most active part of the system. so that's still hundreds and hundreds of miles away. and so that would be coming later tomorrow. we still have that east flow cold air in and here we go into friday morning.
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it is still cold. we'll get to see -- still the east wind so when it warms up tomorrow, it is not going to be until later in the day. that southerly wind comes in. temperatures going to shoot up. but only temporarily because the west wind is going to come in as we go into saturday. here is more specific look as we go through the afternoon and into the night. temperatures generally in the 40s overnight. few showers later on during the evening hours. by tomorrow morning, mid-40s again. that sounds familiar. and then later on in the morning, still kind of chilly, but look at dover, 68. that's a sign of things to come. look what happens, 1:00 some 70s start to come in look how chilly it is in allentown. going to be huge contrast across the area. and also much cooler at the shore. by 5:00 near 80 degrees in philadelphia. possible line of showers and storms developing. so the greatest threat of severe storms is from the philadelphia
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area southward, generally after 5:00 tomorrow. and then it moves through fast. so it will be raining hard for very brief period of time. and then we get some of that dryer air coming in. we have cloudy we have mist we have drizzle. at least it is not as windy as yesterday. highs only in the mid-40s. and seven-day forecast near 80 tomorrow with thunderstorms late in the day and into the early evening. they'll be brief, but they could be pretty wild. you can see the wild temperature swing there and then we really have nice weekend, kind of windy on saturday when just about perfect on sunday and pretty warm next week. >> thank you glenn. we look forward to the weekend. coming up where more and more people are spending their vacation. we'll reveal the top u.s. tourist destination of 2014. and later, a request from the government, why you're being asked to wash your car.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> now, imagine not knowing where your next meal is coming from. that's the harsh reality for nearly one in four people right here in philadelphia. and one in three children across the united states hunger and malnutrition have devastated and long lasting impacts on our communities. that's why your support is needed for an important event happening this weekend. nora wall is here to talk about
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the 2015 stroeman walk and run against hunger happening saturday. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> those are frightening statistics. tell us about your organization and the people you -- the work you do to help feed people. >> sure the coalition against hunger works to alleviate hunger in our region. and we do that in a number of ways. we help raise money for local food pantries and soup kitchens and anti-hunger organizations like ours and others. and we do that in a main way through the stroeman walk and run against hunger which is this saturday. >> it is this saturday. you were telling me during the break that this is its 19th year, but your second. >> this is my second year. >> we're laughing. you said now you really know. >> now i know what i'm doing absolutely. we got through it last year went really well. this year we got a little bad weather coming tomorrow, but saturday it will be gorgeous, a beautiful day to come out and run or walk and raise some money to help local food pantries. >> are there other things you have in store for saturday? >> it is a kid friendly event.
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so there is face painting and games. there is food. there will be prizes it is really a wonderful event. there is entertainment, balloons, music. it is a great time for the whole family to come out and support your community and have fun at the same time. >> everybody, you can bring the little kids there, they can walk, something for them, bring grandma and grandpa, you can walk, stroll teenage kids put them out there, they'll run. >> the eagles cheerleaders will be there and swoop will be there. it will be a great event. >> better and better. tell me where the money goes where you guys gather for your events? >> the money goes to support about 100 organizations in philadelphia and in the surrounding region. soup kitchens who provide neighborhood meals for seniors and others, local food pantries, larger food organizations like the food trust and the coalition against hunger a whole host of organizations that are doing boots on the ground work really feeding people in our city.
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>> in its 19th year. how much money are they raising? >> we raised a quarter of a million dollars every year. it is an amazing event. it is a great opportunity for organizations to get supported throughout the city. >> i understand you have renee chenault-fattah there. >> we're looking forward to it. and i have a t-shirt for you. you said you liked your shirt. i brought one for you. >> i do like your shirt. fantastic. how about that? >> they're available that day as well. >> an xl it is too small. i'm just kidding. the 2015 stroeman walk and run against hunger is happening this saturday. registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the run starts at 8:00 the walk begins later. >> the walk starts at 9:00 a.m. >> 9:00 a.m. as you said, renee from right here on nbc 10 will emcee the event. get all the information on our website at nbc10.com. or check out our nbc 10 app. laura wall thank you for being here and joining us and telling
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us about the event. good luck with it on saturday. >> thank you. we're dealing with another day of cold and wet weather. big changes are on the way. taking you live now wallenpaupack in the poconos where a warmup is on the way. so is the threat for severe weather. glenn will break down the timing of it all just ahead. and before you have lunch today, check your fridge. why this popular brand of hummus is part of a nationwide recall.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> another raw and nasty day across our area. bundle up if you're heading outside and don't forget the rain gear. here is a live look outside at center city philadelphia atop the aramark building. you see the flags flapping in the wind. nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here now with the
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forecast. glenn? >> vai, the only significant change we have from yesterday is the wind isn't quite as strong. we have some damp weather that is going to continue. but the weather pattern is going to be changing dramatically as we head to tomorrow. and that's why we issued a first alert for tomorrow especially in the late afternoon and evening for the thunderstorms coming in with strong gusty winds, potentially damaging in some spots. and also the chance of some significant hail in the area. well, right now, there is not much going on the radar around us. drizzle drops too small for radar to detect. and so could be some drizzle, but that's with about it. more significant showers to the west. and the future cast shows us that most of the significant rain holds off until later tonight. there is 7:00 and we still don't see it in philly will get their
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game in but a chilly night for that. late in the evening, there are the showers coming in to the area. look how cold it is. right around 40 degrees, give or take a degree or two. little bit warmer in south delaware. 43 degrees in georgetown. and they may be closer to 40 degrees warmer than that by tomorrow afternoon. temperatures hold generally in the mid-40s for highs. little bit of drizzle around but more on the specific timing of the storms tomorrow and a look ahead to the weekend with the seven-day in a few minutes. >> thank you, glenn. checking out our top stories right now, montgomery county firefighters recovering after falling from a ladder. officials tell us the man was inspecting the roof of a comcast cable facility after it caught fire early this morning. a neighbor also suffered smoke inhalation. investigators are working to determine what caused the fire. philadelphia woman accused of trying to join the terror group isis will appear in court
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this afternoon. keonna thomas was arrested last week accused of aiding isis terrorists. right now she's being held without bail. if convicted, thomas faces up to 15 years in prison. lights out today at the former revel casino in atlantic city. all electricity will be cut off within the next hour. revel's electricity provider is blaming the shutoff on failed negotiations with the casino's new owner glenn straub. straub hopes to reopen the casino later this summer. and this morning, a large group gathered at philadelphia city hall to call for funding to fix roads, bridges and train systems in our area. nbc 10's katy zachry was at that rally. the cause brought together lawmakers and everyday citizens. >> reporter: it did. it brought together all of those people because it is an issue that affects us all, everyone from the person who drives himself to work to those who take public transportation. behind me, hundreds of transportation workers gathered here at dilworth park over the last few hours. they rallied for federal
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transportation funding. >> the american infrastructure is crumbling. and as a result we're endangering our public safety we're decreasing our quality of life, we're missing an opportunity to create great middle class jobs. >> reporter: former pennsylvania governor ed rendell kicked things off this morning. he's the co-chair of building america's future. it was created to focus on the nation's need to repair and improve infrastructure. now, one time the united states ranked first in the world's infrastructure. we're now down to 16 spots. the federal funding bill is expiring next month, so transportation workers along with state and u.s. representatives are drumming up support over the next few weeks for a long-term federal bill that they say would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> a lot of cities have championed on their infrastructure, especially cities like denver where transportation is very
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accessible. i think it is a good thing to focus on infrastructure in this city. >> reporter: and the current federal transportation funding bill expires may 31st of this year. reporting live at dilworth park katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> thank you. today we're expected to get another view of the shooting of an african-american man in south carolina. police are expected to release dash cam video of the indianapolis dent. nbc national correspondent tracie potts has more from the man who recorded the shooting on his cell phone. >> i thought about his position. >> reporter: here is what feidin santana says he saw before he started recording. >> i saw he was trying to get away of the taser. >> reporter: his video led to a murder charge against officer michael slager he's been fired. police can't explain what he picked up then dropped by walter scott's body. >> he's my child. i saw him running like you would kill an animal and i couldn't
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watch it anymore. >> this is not an isolated incident. >> reporter: about 100 people protested in north charleston last night. hillary clinton tweeted, we can do better. some lawmakers worry it is happening too often. >> certain atmosphere seems to be created in this country that gives license to this. >> reporter: but there will be more video. the dash cam video that could come out today and also body cams which the north charleston police department now says they're buying for all of their officers. tracie potts nbc news washington. and prosecutors in italy say a deadly shooting at a courthouse was, quote, cold premeditation. authorities say the gunman was in the milan courthouse for a bankruptcy hearing. prosecutors say he fired at least 13 shots and had two spare cartridges for that weapon. italy's interior minister is investigating how he got the weapon and ammunition into the courthouse. authorities say the suspect shot at his lawyer and co-defendant
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killing both. he also seriously injured a second co-defendant. they say the gunman then walked through the building and killed a judge. not clear whether there was any relationship between the gunman and the judge. police caught the suspect about 15 miles away as he was attempting to get away on a motorcycle. prime minister of iraq says his troops are preparing to launch an attack on isis militants. video from iraqi tv shows the prime minister handling -- handing rifles to sunni volunteers who are fighting along side the army. they'll try to push isis militants out of anbar province. that's west of baghdad. this comes a week after iraqi officials declared victory over islamic state extremists in the city of tikrit. hackers claiming allegiance to isis seize control of a french network. they blacked out 11 channels last night. the network says the attack continued into today. it has no -- it has not restored its signal but can only
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rebroadcast recorded programs. the paris prosecutor's office has opened a terrorism investigation into the attack. and happening today, vice president joe biden will talk about the future of iraq today during a speech at the national defense university in washington. he's expected to discuss iraq's political and military progress and its ongoing fight against isis. and president obama is in jamaica this morning. we just got this video of the president meeting with jamaica's prime minister in kingston. mr. obama will meet with other leaders in the 15 member caribbean community. and then later today, president obama will speak with student leaders at a town hall meeting and he'll lay a wreath at the national war memorial. and check this out, imagine being on a long flight from iceland to the united states and lightning strikes the plane. >> there was a jolt and a bright light. lightning struck the plane. so i never had been in a plane struck by lightning before i was startled.
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>> it happened on a flight from iceland to denver tuesday night. the lightning strike left a gaping hole in the nose of the plane as you see there. somehow the aircraft continued on and made a safe landing and now it is grounded for repairs. aviation expert says a lightning strike only hits a plane between one and five times per year. and subway service is resuming this morning in new york's greenwich village but there may be delays after a water main break halted some service last night. this is instagram video of the water flooding the 14th street station last night. about 500 passengers had to be removed from trains that got stuck in the water. officials say utility crews may have hit a water pipe. and new video shows just how close a car came to hitting an oregon police officer. look at this. the officer was riding his police motorcycle to work yesterday morning. a driver going the opposite direction turned in front of him. the officer swerved out of the way and the car just missed him. cop says he didn't pursue the car because it wasn't safe. so it is not clear if the driver
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was distracted or simply just didn't see the officer when making the turn. staying in oregon these aren't the kind of passengers you want to see on your motorcycle. a sheriff's deputy abandoned his ride after it was overrun by hundreds of bees. the officer was investigating an accident at the time. a bee keeper was called in and it took about an hour to remove all of those bees without hurting the queen. a family in washington state says someone stole their hunting cabin, the entire building. they went there this past weekend, the only thing left of the cabin was the concrete blocks it used to sit on. they say it was there for two weeks ago and the family never had any issues on their property before. >> shock. just total dumbfounded shock. it was, like wait where is it what happened to it? and then you just start looking around, you know like is it a dream? is it a joke? >> the family says whoever did this knew what they were doing
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and had the equipment to haul away the cabin. the county sheriff's office is trying to track down the thieves. and this morning, a recall on a popular brand of hummus. sabra has voluntarily recalled 30,000 cases of its product because of possible listeria contamination. the fda says a routine test last month came back positive for listeria. but there is no evidence anyone has become sick from eating the hummus. consumers should return it to the store for a refund. and directv is being criticized for the ad campaign with rob lowe. the better business bureau ruled the company made unsupported claims in the ads. the ruling came in response to claims from cable provider comcast which is the parent company of nbc 10. according to the l.a. times, directv ended the ad campaign but will appeal the better business bureau ruling. and u.s. safety regulators say you should wash the underside of your car. the national highway traffic
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safety administration says salt on the roads this past winter can gather and accumulate there and if you don't wash it away it can rust pipes that carry brake fluid. the agency says that's what causes rusted pipes in 5 million chevys cadillacs and gmc trucks. happening now in virginia ceremony is marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the civil war. here is a live look from that ceremony. the courthouse was one of the last battles of the war there will be a re-enactment of the surrender. that meeting was the beginning of the end of the civil war. maybe you really do get what you pay for. up next the new findings about how other people perceive women who have some work done on their faces. well first alert is in effect for tomorrow because we're expecting some severe weather headed our way.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> well more than 62 million people who visited orlando, florida, last year made it the most visited tourist destination in the u.s. officials say that's a 5% increase from 2013 which sets a new milestone for the u.s. tourism industry. experts attribute the boon to renovations and expansions at
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the area's many theme parks. a new study finds facial plastic surgery doesn't just make you look younger, it can also make you more likable. researchers at georgetown university had people compare pictures of women before and after they had plastic surgery. photos of women after face-lift or lower eye lift got the most positive reviews. they were perceived as being the most likable and trustworthy. tonight, the wells fargo center will be lit up blue for the flyers autism awareness night. families associated with autism organizations in our area were invited to attend tonight's game against the carolina hurricanes. you'll the coaches and staff will wear puzzle piece ribbons in honor of autism awareness. well it is a celebration of heroes this weekend in philadelphia. the delaware valley legacy fund is honoring people and organizations working to improve the lives of those in the lgbtq
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community. samantha juicety is the executive director of the fund. thank you for being here. tell us more about the organization and the work that you guys do. >> so the democrat dell valley legacy fund is the area's lgbtq community foundation. that means we promote philanthropy, advocacy and public education on behalf of the lgbtq community in our region. >> one person you're honoring is no longer with us. so much in the philadelphia area, tell us about the late gloria casarez. >> she's a fantastic person. i've been so honored to call her a friend and mentor. and so gloria as some folks may know she was the mayor nutter's director of lgbt affairs first one to have that position going to be a permanent position now hopefully in the mayor's cabinet. before that, gloria had a long lifetime full of advocacy on
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behalf of the lgbt community and other social justice issues including the latino community, with her work with gale and also with homeless populations. >> how many people are you expecting at the gral thisala this weekend? >> we're going to have 200 people and we're honoring six fantastic honorees. >> that's terrific. the event is taking place this sunday, april 12th. it is from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. and it is at the hotel monaco as you just mentioned, on chestnut street in philadelphia. tickets are still available. >> they are, absolutely. >> and so people can pick them up or contact your agency or -- >> they're on our website. and there is more information about some of our other honorees as well. >> i think we'll put a link on our website as well at nbc10.com. and allow people to come there and connect to you so they can pick up tickets for this weekend's event. >> excellent. >> thank you very much. samantha, appreciate you coming here today and telling us about
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your event. good luck with it. we hope it goes well. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> all right. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. >> we started off the week with 75 degrees. we're ending the week with at least 75 degrees, but in the middle yeah it is a different story. pretty cold and damp. got another damp day and another cold day with temperatures not getting out of the 40s. we have the first alert that we issued for tomorrow for thunderstorms. some of them could be pretty strong. these are after 3:00 in the afternoon, potentially severe storms with damaging winds, hail and some heavy rain. not everybody is going to see it, but the threat is for at least some of us to see it. the clouds not quite as low as they were maybe a little bit of a sign of things to come, little bit of improvement. it is not helping the temperature go up yet. still 40 degrees with the east
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wind that east wind persistent and it does not allow us to warm up very much. we need that wind to shift. and see how cold it is. pottstown, quakertown 39, 38 in doylestown doylestown. barely above freezing in mount pocono. it is 39 in washington township. and mount holly and coatesville and trenton and wrightstown. 11:00 in the morning, in april. 40 degrees at beach haven. it is just nasty out there. even colder than it was at this time yesterday. several degrees colder in many parts of the area. but at least it is not quite as wet and it is not quite as windy. maybe some drizzle around but that's about it for now. a little bit more in the way of showers back to the west. but they're weakening. this is the area that is really going to build up today into severe weather in the ohio valley. that's what is moving in our direction for tomorrow. and the highest risk from the
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philadelphia area southward, that general risk comes after 4:00. and once again, the main threat i think, will be the gusty, potentially damaging winds. here is that chilly east wind. and as long as the wind stays that way, it stays chilly. but as we go into tomorrow that southerly wind starts coming in. and that's going to warm us up tremendously. and then the west wind comes in, and then we just get some nice mild weather for the weekend. so hour by hour as we go through the afternoon, generally in the 40s, and in the 40s this evening. in the 40s overnight tonight, with some showers later on this evening. and into tomorrow morning. still in the 40s at 7:00 a.m. then we start seeing changes. okay 10:00 a.m. 51 here. how about 70 in dover. again, going to be chilly at the shore because this is a south wind here. so even though other areas warm
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up there is a contrast 59 to 78 at one point. but by 5:00 we could be near 80 in philadelphia perhaps a little above 80 in parts of delaware. even warm in lehigh valley chilly at the shore. and there is that line of thunderstorms. that's right between 5:00 and 6:00 tomorrow. and with this tremendous temperature contrast a lot of wind high up in the atmosphere that does allow for the potential of those gusty winds. and 6:00 just in one hour it is really zooming to the east and the wind shifts into the west and that clears it all out. by 7:00 this computer model has it already gone. so this is just a brief event. but moving so fast that means there say lot of wind in the atmosphere and that could cause some problems later on tomorrow. cloudy kind of drizzly, not
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quite as windy, though as yesterday. highs in the mid-40s for most of us. and then tomorrow near 80 degrees. but it will take until late in the day. not going to be a warm morning. and then the thunderstorms come in again generally after 4:00 and just briefly affecting us. then the wind is there all day, on saturday, kind of combust ygusty, but nice and sunny, beautiful day on sunday and then even warmer early next week.
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early next week.
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pictures out of boulder, colorado. this is not an aquarium. this is a lake. wildlife officials say someone threw a couple of goldfish into the lake a few years ago and guess what now they're taking over. squeezing out the native fish. and because of that officials are looking at ways to get the goldfish out. those options are draining the lake and starting over or stunning the fish and making them into food for bird rehabilitation center. coming up this afternoon at 3:00 ellen is new with actress jennifer aniston. then nbc 10 news at 4:00. this afternoon, a local election where some voters claim they were left out of the process. what's more they say the results of that election now has them paying more in taxes.
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the nbc 10 investigators get involved. that's this afternoon on nbc 10 news at 4:00. and now our chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz biggest phillies fan that i know we're talking about this phillies play tonight at 7:00, still scheduled. and you were saying that the weather played a role in the phillies first big win of the season. >> the weather saved the phillies last night. papelbon throws this pitch, ramirez, bases loaded he kills the ball. >> a grand slam. >> a grand slam. >> except the weather -- >> but because of the wind blowing in and the cold air, cold air is more dense than warm air, so that does not allow the ball to travel as far. that ball i guarantee you, was out of here in a normal summer evening. chase utley's sacrifice fly may have been a home run too. >> didn't hurt jeff rancor.
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>> hit it hard enough it would go out. similar conditions tonight, with the wind blowing in and it is going to be chilly not quite as damp, though. and then tomorrow a first alert out for the thunderstorms late in the day. >> just going to jeopardize friday's game against the washington nationals. >> it might be going out by then. >> thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. glenn "hurricane" schwartz, i'm vai.
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